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July 12, 2016
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Introducing DBA President Nancy L. Cohen
Denver lawyers do great this. “This is our community, and I want Denver lawyers to know that the Denver Bar Association is here for you, every step of the way.” Such clarity of vision and succinct precision are emblematic of Nancy Cohen’s leadership style within the legal and broader communities. The timing of her presidency could not be more opportune, as she will be joined by incoming Colorado Bar Association President Patricia M. Jarzobski and American Bar Association President Linda A. Klein. Never before have women simultaneously led these organizations. Read the rest of Jessica Volz’s article here.
Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Reception and DBA YLD Barristers Afterhours — Thursday, Sept. 17
The arts contest winners and their works will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. To thank all of the entrants and winners, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mike Wright Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 15. All are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. See and hear the winning works, mingle with the artists, and pick up a copy of the September issue of The Docket. Please RSVP online or to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Annual Seniors Golf Tournament — Thursday, July 28
This year’s tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. A box lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player; DBA members and their family and friends of any age are welcome (participants 65 and older are eligible to win prizes). Click here for a registration form. Questions? Email Alexa Drago.
Call for Member Travel Photos
To which wondrous lands have your travels led you in the past year? The Docket would like to publish photos of your most memorable adventures. Please email photos, accompanied by a (very) brief description, to Docket Editor Jessica Volz.
Sign Up For DBA Lawyers Football League
This fall begins another season for the Denver Bar Association Lawyers Football League. The season runs from the weekend after Labor Day to the first weekend in November. Interested teams or individuals should contact John Stevens at or 303-495-5988.
When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s: Issues and Solutions for Counselors and Caregivers — Wednesday, July 27
This innovative program will speak to attorneys who are dealing with aging and disabled clients as well as attorneys who are caregivers for family members with dementia. The program will start with an overview of dementia and then shift into the legal issues facing your clients and families, including the issues of capacity and maintaining the attorney-client relationship. Then the program will review estate planning, power of attorney and Medicaid drafting issues for long term care planning. The program concludes with a panel discussion and opportunity for questions about Alzheimer’s resources, Social Security Disability, geriatric care management and long-term care insurance. Save your seat now.
A Comprehensive Approach to Negotiating: The Right Tactics at the Right Time — Thursday, Aug. 11
With the Honorable Russell Carparelli: Mediator, Innovator, Judge, Leader, Lawyer

Every aspect of transactional and litigation law practices involves negotiation, including: transaction agreements; resolving post-execution disputes; the pre-trial litigation process; negotiating settlements; and more. Being an effective negotiator can mean the difference between success and failure. In this seminar you will discover the most effective negotiation paradigm and the roles that values and emotions play. As part of your tuition, you will take the Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory to determine your negotiating style. Discover the five most common negotiating styles, and the strengths and weaknesses of each style when paired with other styles. Register now.
From the Legal Community
Free Immigration Practice Training — Friday, July 22
RMIAN invites you to a free immigration practice training focusing on children and asylum claims before the immigration court on July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar will provide hands-on immigration court training to a small group of pro bono representatives emphasizing practice, procedure, and advocacy skills, in order to improve the quality of representation before the Denver Immigration Court. RSVP to Mayra Prieto at
Davis Award Nominations Sought — Deadline Sept. 1
Nominations are invited for the 2016 Richard Marden Davis Award to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. Download a nomination form here.
DU Law Stars Dinner — Tuesday, Nov. 1
Register now for DU Law Stars Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marriott City Center downtown. For information about the honorees, sponsorship, table, ticket, and ad sales, click here.
Optimize Your Membership
Affinity Credit Card Program — Benefitting the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation
The DBA and CBA are pleased to introduce our affinity credit card program with Options Credit Union (formerly Legal Community Credit Union), designed to benefit the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation. The Legal Aid Foundation has helped ensure that free civil legal services are available to low-income Coloradans for more than 30 years. When you make purchases with your CBA credit card, you help ensure that indigent populations in Colorado receive equal access to justice. You must become a member of the credit union to apply for the CBA branded Visa card. For more information visit

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